Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 130 km west of Ternate, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Monday, 8 July 2019 at 06:20 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.8 quake Maluku Sea, 139 km west of Ternate, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, 7 July 2019 15:08 GMT, which had occurred 15 hours earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 130 km west of Ternate, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Monday, 8 July 2019 at 06:20 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 52 km depth

8 Jul 06:24 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Jul 8 06:26: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.4.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 38.0 km.
Jul 8 18:46: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 38.0 to 52.0 km.
Date & time: 8 Jul 2019 06:20:16 UTC
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 52.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.47°N / 126.26°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Gamalama (121 km / 75 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
130 km (81 mi) WSW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (92 mi) WSW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (101 mi) SE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (110 mi) ESE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) SE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) ESE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) SE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
356 km (221 mi) E of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
417 km (259 mi) ENE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
517 km (321 mi) NW of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
5.652 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)GFZ
5.510 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)EMSC
5.559 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)GeoAu
5.523 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)BMKG
5.510 km129km WSW of Kota Ternate, IndonesiaUSGS
5.420 km印尼马鲁古海 (Indonesia)CEIC

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
171.6 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
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